Mets Farm Report: July 29th, 2011

Buffalo Bisons 8 – Scranton/WB Yankees 5

Dylan Owen got rocked earlier then settled down and cruised for a while. Owen let four men reach with two outs and faced seven men total resulting in two runs. Owen then allowed a two-run homer in the 3rd. Owen sailed along until he allowed a two-out double in the 8th inning before being pulled and watched John Lujan allow his run to score. Dale Thayer worked a 1-2-3 inning for his 12th save of the year.

The Herd capitalized on Andew Brackman’s terrible control issues in the 4th inning. Brackman walked the bases loaded in the inning (to rack his total up to nine in just 3.1 innings) and then Luis Figueroa and Josh Satin each singled in a run off the new pitcher. Nick Evans picked up an RBI with a walk and Mike Baxter finihsed it with a two-RBI single. J.C. Romero then imploded in the 5th by walking two, hitting a batter, and giving up three singles that scored three runs and allowed the Bisons to win. I couldn’t be happier to see Satin still killing it since his promotion. I’d give him a cup of coffee in September.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Josh Satin (2-for-5, 2 R, RBI, K)
  • Nick Evans (0-for-2, RBI, 3 BB)
  • Ruben Tejada (1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB)

Stars of the Game: 1. Fernando Perez (3pts) 2. Josh Satin (6pts) 3. Mike Baxter (1pt)

Binghamton Mets 8 – Harrisburg Senators 7

Meh. Brandon Moore wasn’t very good at all and got smacked around allowing five runs in five innings. One of the runs was unearned thanks to an error by the newly demoted Michael Fisher. The bigger story is Brad Holt and his minor resurgence in the pen. He hasn’t been sensational going 3-1, 4.15 ERA in 11 relief appearances, but he his increased his strikeouts while lowering his walks and it has been just a few bad outings that have skewed his ERA. He just might be working his way back to being a middle relief candidate. I’ll take it at this point. Erik Turgeon was perfect in the 9th for his sixth save.

Jean Luc Blaquiere had a crucial two-out, two-RBI double in the 6th inning. Not only did he tack on two runs, but he kept the inning going and came around to score on an error in the next sequence. Blaquiere drove in two more in the 8th inning with a double that scored Fisher and Raul Reyes. Matt Den Dekker followed with a pinch hit single to bring home Blaquiere with the winning run.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Jordanny Valdespin (1-for-5, K)
  • Juan Lagares (2-for-5, R, 2 K)
  • Reese Havens (1-for-5, R, 2 K)
  • Allan Dykstra (2-for-5, R, 2 K)
  • Michael Fisher (2-for-3, R, RBI, BB, K)
  • Matt Den Dekker (1-for-1, RBI)
  • Brad Holt (2 IP, 2 K, 2:2 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Jean Luc Blaquiere (8pts) 2. Michael Fisher (12pts) 3. Matt Den Dekker (18pts)

St. Lucie Mets 2 – Dunedin Blue Jays 7

Kyle Allen breezed through the game until the 6th inning. He gave up a leadoff single and then a Wilmer Flores error made set the stage for the inning. Allen walked the bases loaded and let a run come in on a single. He got a lucky line drive double play to the second baseman before any other runs scored, but then Brandon Sage replaced him and allowed a three-run bomb. Sage and Estarlin Morel combined to push the game even more out of reach.

Wilmer Flores hit his eighth home run of the year and Jefry Marte stole home on the back end of a double steal with Stefan Welch to account for the two runs.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Wilmer Flores (1-for-4, HR, R, RBI, E)
  • Jefry Marte (1-for-4, R, SB)
  • Cory Vaughn (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Cesar Puello (1-for-4, 2B, 2 K)

Stars of the Game: 1. Wilmer Flores (51pts) 2. Stefan Welch (33pts) 3. Jefry Marte (42pts)

Savannah Sand Gnats 0 – Greensboro Grasshoppers 5

Ryan Fraser allowed solo homeruns in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th innings. He was in trouble through the rest of the game and saw Joe Bonfe help him out by throwing a runner out at home. Not a good start. Michael Hebert allowed a pair of runs in the 7th inning on a sac fly on two-out double. The Grasshopper starter completely at the Gnats alive with a complete game shutout 5-hitter.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Darrell Ceciliani (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Wilfredo Tovar (1-for-4, K)
  • Albert Cordero (1-for-4, K)
  • Aderlin Rodriguez (0-for-4)
  • Ryan Fraser (L, 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR, 5:4 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Blake Forsythe (36pts) 2. Albert Cordero (25pts) 3. Joe Bonfe (13pts)

Brooklyn Cyclones 2 – Connecticut Tigers 0

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Danny Muno (0-for-4)
  • Javier Rodriguez (0-for-4, 2 K)
  • Richard Lucas (0-for-2, R, 2 BB, K)
  • Cole Frenzel (1-for-4, R)
  • Brian Harrison (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K)
  • Travis Taijeron (1-for-4, K)
  • Marcos Camarena (6 IP, 4 H, BB, 7 SO, 3:3 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Brian Harrison (16pts) 2. Marcos Camarena (4pts) 3. Richard Lucas (16pts)

Kingsport Mets 7 – Greeneville Drive 13

Ouch. The K-Mets big three hasn’t really lived up to the expectations so far. That may even be an understatement.

Top prospect performances (Boxscore):

  • Julio Concepcion (0-for-5, RBI, K)
  • Greg Pron (2-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, K)
  • Tillman Pugh (0-for-2, 2 BB, K)
  • Camden Maron (0-for-4, K)
  • Domingo Tapia (L, 0.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, BB, K, 1:0 GO:AO)

Stars of the Game: 1. Greg Pron (22pts) 2. Dustin Lawley (13pts) 3. T.J. Rivera (10pts)